Seeking Applications: Two Positions Now Open
The Western Canadian District, focusing on its “Big 3” priorities of making disciples, seeking renewal in the Holy Spirit and reaching the least reached, is establishing a new team. Doug Balzer will give leadership to the Innovation, Leader and Thought Development Team that will aim towards better integration, implementation and fruitfulness of Big 3 priorities.
We encourage applications for this position from anyone who has passion, senses God’s leading and has the requisite abilities to lead the proposed objectives for assisting and supporting our Licensed workers and WCD local churches. In addition to providing team leadership, Doug Balzer will continue to focus upon catalyzing spiritual renewal among our churches and leaders. Securing leadership in these two posted roles will help us carry global mission forward from Ron Brown’s departure this summer as well as freeing up Doug Balzer’s capacity in the arena of New Ventures. A fourth role focused on catalyzing disciple-making and developmental environments will be posted for applicants at a yet to be determined date. As this is a significantly new position we are still in the formative stage of its development.
In 2018 the Western Canadian District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance began a deep assessment of its ministry with the aim of strengthening its ministry of catalyzing, enhancing and resourcing its 115 churches and leaders. This endeavour was described as “The Issachar Project: Understanding the Times, Discerning our Future” as derived from 1 Chronicles 12:32. The project focused on listening in three directions: upwards to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, horizontally to our constituency and broadly via current cultural and global trends, demographic shifts and technological advances. Specific to the two roles posted above, we aim to develop a robust missiology and related best practices that focus simultaneously on domestic and global unreached people groups with great commission passion.
In recent months the Issachar research and discernment project has been revealing our preferred future of District Office service and engagement to and with our constituency of church and leaders. Among other key priorities, greater emphasis must be given to catalyzing the work of Jesus in our midst as a people who make disciples who make disciples (Christ-centred), who step deeply into the freedom and empowerment through the Holy Spirit (Spirit-empowered), and extending the gospel to the least reached, wherever they are (Mission-focused). These are our Big 3 priorities. We are seeking the Lord to see WCD churches and the broader Canadian church experience a reality not seen in generations: a deeply free and empowered church through the Holy Spirit, making reproducing disciples that cannot be contained in our existing structures and fruitful mission to those who do not yet have access to Jesus.
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